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About the course

Using a wide variety of teaching and learning styles, including teacher input, discussions and activities, you'll have a chance to study the politics of the UK, political theory and comparative politics. The course will enable you to develop an understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity.

Students benefit from a trip to Parliament, The Supreme Court and attend conferences and lecturers by guest speakers.

Entry requirements

A minimum score of 5 from 7 GCSEs to include English, Maths, and science along with four other GCSE grades or equivalent.

English Language or Literature must be 5 or above

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18

There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

You will be expected to pay for stationery and textbooks.

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Why study?

The A level programme in Government and Politics will help develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes. You will gain an understanding of the structures of authority and power within the UK's political system and how these may differ from those of other political systems.

Where will this course take me?

You could progress to study this or a similar subject at university. The knowledge gained here is also directly relevant to careers in Social Studies, Social Policy, Social Research, Public Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, Business Studies, Law and Marketing. Possible employment areas are the Civil Service; pressure groups; charities; political parties; parliament; regional assemblies; local government; law; journalism; business; teaching.

Core modules

UK Politics

UK Govenrment

Global Politics (year 2 only)

How will I be assessed?

Assessed by exam only

Will I have to provide anything?

Textbook, revision guides, workbook, stationery

Textbook is the minimum requirement approx £37

What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.